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Schedule of Events

Presentation coordinator Freefall (PCT 2003) has put together another schedule of events that ought to prevent boredom. Check it out.

Time Event Location
THURSDAY
8:00 pm Trail Jeopardy Pavilion
9:00 Class of 2006 PCT DVD Pavilion
FRIDAY
6:00 am Rides to the Border

Each morning, hikers gather to catch a ride to the border for a (usually) pleasant one-day hike back to Lake Morena.

In front of the Pavilion
7:00 Bagels

2005 PCT hiker Dat Nguyen again provides a mound of tasty carbs donated by Noah's Bagels.

Site 14
8:00 Trail Maintenance Project

PCT Trail Gorillas maintain the trail we love...and they love to have help from others.

Site 8
9:00 Elliot's Survival Techniques Pavilion
10:30 Desert Hiking Techniques Pavilion
11:30 - 2:00 pm Hot dog lunch for 2008 thru-hikers only

PCT supporter Brian "Panama" Gill and his son Justin ("Whoda") offer free lunch and free phone calls

Site 42
12:00 Fitting Your Backpack Properly Pavilion
1:30 PCT Water and Snow Report

Meadow Ed and AsABat present the latest intelligence from the front lines

Pavilion
3:00 Switchback's Superlight Gear and Backpacking Secrets Seminar

Trail Pirate and scalawag Switchback dispenses wisdom acquired from years of posting silly messages on PCT-L.

Site 22
4:00 First Aid on the Trail Pavilion
5:00 Dinner prepared by PCT Alumni Site 15
6:30 Bears, Food and Fire Safety

Rangers from USFS and NPS explain the rules and the reasons behind them.

Pavilion
7:30 Strider's Official Welcome Site 15
7:45 Shooter's documentary, "Tell It on the Mountain" Site 15
10:00 ALL-CAMP QUIET HOURS

If you can't stand being quiet, head over to the cabins on the other side of the lake, and let the folks in the campground rest.

Everywhere!
SATURDAY
6:00 am Rides to the Border In front of the Pavilion
7:00 French Toast breakfast prepared by PCT Alumni Site 15
7:30 Trail Maintenance Project Site 8
7:30 Gear Contest Submissions Site 15
9:00 Desert Hiking Techniques Pavilion
10:00 - 11:30 Silent Auction

Cool gear and PCT memorabilia on sale, with proceeds going to support ADZPCTKO. Bidding closes at 11:30.

Site 14
10:30 Mountaineering Skills Pavilion
11:30 - 2:00 pm Hot dog lunch for 2008 thru-hikers only

PCT supporter Brian "Panama" Gill and his son Justin ("Whoda") offer free lunch and free phone calls

Site 42
11:45 Silent Auction winning bids announced Site 14
12:00 Panel Presentation: 40 Years of Backpacking (R)evolution

Equipment pioneer Wayne Gregory, PCT hikers from the '70s, and others vigorously debate the merits of old, heavy gear and current hiking philosophies.

Pavilion
1:00 - 4:00 Post Office open

The Campo post office brings a mobile post office so you can mail your bounce boxes up the trail and mail your unneeded gear home.

Site 58
1:30 PCT Water and Snow Report

Encore presentation; see Friday at 1:30.

Pavilion
2:30 Gear Contest Site 14
4:00 Group Photos

We'll start by trying to cram everyone in, and then go back through the years until no thru hikers are left standing.

Site 14
5:00 Dinner provided by ADZPCTKO Site 15
6:30 Bears, Food and Fire Safety

Encore presentation; see Friday at 6:30.

Pavilion
7:00 Gear Contest winners announced Site 15
7:30 Hiking the PCT

A PCT hiking pioneer tells of his long-ago trek.

Site 15
9:00 Class of 2007 PCT DVD Site 15
10:00 ALL-CAMP QUIET HOURS

Make noise at the cabins on the other side of the lake -- but let the folks in the campground get a good night's sleep.

Everywhere!
SUNDAY
5:30 - 7:45 am Sunday Sendoff Breakfast Prepared by the PCT Thru-Hiker Class of 2007 Site 15
6:00 Rides to the Border In front of the Pavilion
8:00 Trail Maintenance Project Site 8
THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND
Vendor Exhibits

See the latest ultralight gear from vendors including Six Moon Designs and ULA.

Vendors will be at their displays from about 7:30 to 4:30 Friday and Saturday.

Sites 16, 19, 20, and 58

Informational Displays

Representatives of the US Forest Service (from Sierra NF) and National Park Service (from Yosemite) will be on hand to answer your questions about food storage requirements, fire regulations, permits, and so on.

Site 21
PCTA Store

Support the PCTA and get the guidebooks, maps, and PCT logo gear you need at the PCTA store.

Site 18

Pirate's Roost

The inimitable Switchback will paint your tent stakes with fluorescent paint so you won't lose 'em, weigh your gear, and offer his patented SuperSecrets of Backpacking.

Site 22
PCT Bandana

The tradition continues: Gottago and the Class of 2002 have created a new PCT bandana. It's free for this year's thru hikers, section hikers, trail angels, and ADZ organizers, and only five bucks for others.

Site 13
ADZPCTKO T-shirts for sale Site 13
Hiker Box

Paw through other hikers' discards and find some great treasures. Get rid of the junk you found in your pack after the first 20 miles.

Site 22
Information Board

For latebreaking news and answers to common questions, check the Information Board, this year in three convenient locations to serve you!

  • At the first fork in the road (near site 18)
  • Where the trail from the south enters the campground (near site 33)
  • In the midst of this year's hikers (near site 72)